Wire across trail knocks little girl off bike

An 8-year-old girl was knocked off her bike after hitting a wire strung across a trail in a wooded area of Chilliwack Monday.

An 8-year-old girl was thrown off her bike after she hit a wire strung across a trail leading to a wooded area of Garrison Crossing on Monday.

A witness told police an unknown man wearing black pants and a black-hooded jacket has been seen acting suspiciously in the area.

“Police believe the person that strung the wire had the intention to harm someone,” Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth said.

The wire struck the little girl at chest level causing her to fall off her bike at about 2:30 p.m.

“Luckily, the girl was not seriously injured, but we are asking people who use that trail to be aware and reports any similar circumstances or see anyone suspicious in the area,” Hollingsworth said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.